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I do all virtuous things, when will Shiva accept me?

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Prayer from Basavanna Vachana 


ಮಾಡಿ ಮಾಡಿ ಕೆಟ್ಟರು ಮನವಿಲ್ಲದೇ;
ನೀಡಿ ನೀಡಿ ಕೆಟ್ಟರು ನಿಜವಿಲ್ಲದೇ;
ಮಾಡುವ ನೀಡುವ ನಿಜಗುಣವುಳ್ಳಡೆ
ಕೂಡಿಕೊಂಬ ನಮ್ಮ ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೇವ.

Song as Romanized text

mADi mADi keTTaru manavilladE;
nIDi nIDi keTTaru nijavilladE;
mADuva nIDuva nijaguNavuLLaDe
kUDikoMba namma kUDalasaMgamadEva.

Meaning of the Prayer Song:

 Without heart they kept performing and lost!
Without sincerity they kept giving and lost!
If there is sincere intent while performing and giving,
our Divine of Kudalasangama will embrace!


1. Great saints and scripture have told that 
one should perform virtuous deeds;
one should give liberally.
So I am doing a lot of things that are supposed to be virtuous
I am giving, giving and giving..
I lament at some point I am doing so much and giving so much,
but Shiva is not giving me the supreme state!
But when I perform the worship, my mind is not there!
I keep giving, but I am not sincere to the needy and 
am giving because I am supposed to give or for the fame of it.
When I involve body, mind and soul in the worship
and donate in sincerity, Shiva will take me in!!

c.f. பொக்க மிக்கவர் பூவும் நீரும் கண்டு
  நக்கு நிற்பன் அவர் தம்மை நாணியே - அப்பர்

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